Hotel San Carlos
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On Monday things really quieted down. The true weekenders were gone and only the "old folks" remained. We re-did our first hike to the Visitor Center where I got a few pictures of the fish and the record sizes for our son, Joe. He's back into fishing now, so has regained his interest in the sport. While there, we also saw the Desert Tortoise in his lair. They are quite large and interesting looking. It seems we saw one in a park down ...
... it was a bit chilly for walking the riverbanks, so we popped through Laughlin, then across the bridge into Arizona to get gas in Bullhead City (gas is about 30-50 cents cheaper in AZ than CA or NV, we only paid $3.03/US gal here, the cheapest we've found on this trip!).
The next day (Jan 31) was the real, genuine Chinese New Year and we managed to milk it a third time by meeting up ...
... airline changed my layover flight from Texas to Newark. So it was double the flight time of my trip to Panama. Needless to say, I arrived in Newark cranky.
The whole international travel thing is a mess. You see I get off the plane in Newark and wait in line to get through customs where the worker is barely social despite the fact that I actually tried to be friendly. She wasn't mean just super uninterested. Then I grabbed my checked bag ...
... we saw many dirt devils and then visited some family members in El Paso. I met a cousin of mine that I didn't even know. Turns out he also likes soccer so we're going to have a little soccer match tomorrow. We might just stay another day to eat carnitas at my Tio Paco's house and maybe visit my dad's grandma in Juarez. Good ...
... and that our plane was late so we wouldn't make our connecting flight. But no, the plane was early, and there was no time difference so we had plenty of time at the airport in Phoenix. I'm going to have to wrap this blog entry up, the flight attendant just asked us to turn off all electronic devices, and prepare for landing in Costa Rica!
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